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Monday , December 16 2019

Former labor office director sentenced to life imprisonment for human trafficking

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6: Former Director of a labor office has been taken to the Central Prison to serve a life term after the Criminal Court found him guilty of trafficking in humans, reports Al- Anba daily.

The man was found guilty of bringing into the country menial workers in large numbers and had abandoned them on the streets of Kuwait to find jobs for themselves.

According to a security source, the Kuwaiti was seized from his office in downtown Kuwait City and served a notice which said the court had issued a verdict against him.

Giving details of the case, sources said the Kuwaiti brought scores of Expats under the sponsorship of his company and left them stranded following which the expatriates sought the intervention of their respective embassies for help because the company could not provide work for them.

Some of the expatriates complained to their embassy that each of them had paid approximately $5,000 each service charges and the embassy communicated with the Ministry of Interior and the ministry discovered the suspect was the director of labor force in the company owned by him.

It is interesting and surprising that the convict had a lot of tweets in which he criticized the Ministry of Social Affairs for leniency in the flow of migrant workers to the country, leading to the imbalance of the demographics.

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